August 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Purvis speaks at First Friday Breakfast COC meeting

The First Friday breakfast was held Friday, August 5, at Moby Dick Restaurant. More...

Community

SCLC protests cemetery flags

According to a recent news article from the Atlanta Business Chronicle, a group of black protesters are calling for the removal of Confederate flags flying over monuments to Civil War soldiers at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.   More...

Dylan Maples Memorial Scholarship Award established

The Dylan Maples Memorial Scholarship Award was established this year in memory of Dylan Maples, who was two years old when he passed away when he drowned in his family’s pool five years ago. More...

LIBRARY NEWS

Game Day!  More...

Living & Style

Miss Adamson, Mr. Merritt to speak wedding vows

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keith Adamson of Fort Valley announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Elizabeth, to Jeremy Chad Merritt. Jeremy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Observation on aging

~Your kids are becoming you, and you don't like them, but your grandchildren are perfect!  ~Going out is good. More...

Rentz, Smith to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Kim D. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Life can be good, bad and better-

I've written about priorities, and how quickly we change what we think is so important.  I'll bet you thought I was talking about the economy or politics as many are wondering how they will make it after their retirements and incomes have been h More...

Divisions not confined to D.C.

In accepting the Illinois Republican Party nomination for the U.S. Senate in 1858, Abraham Lincoln spoke of the nation’s growing division over slavery. More...

Lesley Maples chosen Rural PA of the Year

The Georgia Association of Physician Assistants (GAPA) presented the 2011 GAPA awards for leadership and outstanding service at the organization’s 36th Annual Summer CME Conference and Exhibition. More...

Grand jury returns 36 true bills, 6 no bills

In the 2011 August term of the Miller County Grand Jury calendar, the following true bills were made as well as the no bills:  Tony Richardson- sale of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, true billed.  Eric Lee Ada More...

Gas prices tend to follow economy

If you've got some in your tank, you might want to wait before filling up the tank.  According to some econ- omists, gas prices have been increasing when the economy seemed to be doing better and falling when there are new concerns about economi More...

Religion

‘Don’t Give Up’

Inspiration

I try to cut corners financially when it is reasonable so that we can live within our means. Some of the young folks probably think of me as stingy, but I do not see it that way.  More...

An Obit from Rome, GA

Terry, Let me give you a little background on the person that sent this to me that you will see below.  Steve Parker was my lieutenant that was over me when I was overseas in Korea up on the DMZ. More...

A prayer request

I have a prayer request.  A lady I've known forever. She's very sick. On top of that, she's being abused by those she's given everything for.  Untruths about her abound, and seem to come from all sides. Breaks my heart. More...

School & Sports

MCHS FFA NEWS

It’s the start of a new school year and time for more exciting FFA news. We recently elected our 2011-2012 FFA officers at a meeting on August 1 at the home of advisor Bill Spooner.  More...

BACKROADS AND BOBTAILS

Nature heals, even here

Nearly 10 years ago I spent a summer’s day in rural Maryland. As a Civil War buff, it was only natural to eventually find myself in Sharpsburg, where, on September 17, 1862, the mighty armies of Robert E. Lee and George B. More...

Make sure child takes the test to help pass all the rest

For many, the first day of school is rapidly approaching or has already come. Parents know there is so much to be done to ensure that their child has all of the necessary tools to succeed this school year. More...

Obituaries

DEANNA KELLEY

Mrs. Deanna Kelley, age 53, of Donalsonville died Monday, August 8, 2011, at Pine Point Hospice in Macon.  Funeral services were Friday, August 12, at 10:00 a.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Brother Herman Enfinger officiating. More...

JO ANN K. WALTERS

Jo Ann K. Walters, age 73, of Eustis, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011.  Funeral services were held at Orange Avenue Church of Christ, Eustis, on Monday, August 15, at 11:00 a.m. Interment followed at Lakeside Memory Gardens, Eustis.  More...

ELAINE GRANT

Mrs. Elaine Grant, age 61, of Donalsonville passed away Friday, August 12, 2011, at her residence.  Funeral services were held Sunday, August 14, at 4:00 p.m. at Hammock Springs Freewill Baptist Church in Donalsonville, with Dr. More...